Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood /

Howard Hughes was obsessed with sex, power and publicity, and he used his power to trap, abuse, and/or benefit women who dreamt of screen stardom. From promoting bombshells to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-- perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-- commoditized male desi...

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Main Author: Longworth, Karina, 1980-
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Custom House, 2018.
Physical Description: xii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition: First edition.
Subjects:
Summary: Howard Hughes was obsessed with sex, power and publicity, and he used his power to trap, abuse, and/or benefit women who dreamt of screen stardom. From promoting bombshells to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-- perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-- commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Longworth examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age-- and shows that the recent scandals are, while nothing new, only a ripple in our culture in general. -- adapted from jacket
Published: New York, NY : Custom House, 2018.
Language: English
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Includes filmography.
ISBN: 9780062440518
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